(Closed) Weight gain = sadness! Needing some motivation…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Drink a BUNCH of water–I’ve had some weight gain, but mine’s thyroid and BC pill-based, so I can’t really give you the same advice. Myfitnesspal.com is a great resource, though, and it makes you more aware of what you’re eating–which is an excellent first step.

Post # 5
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Ugh I packed on a couple of pounds this summer too 🙁 I’m not sure what happened, I was on a really good eating and workout plan since April. In the beginning of June I went to visit my sister in MN for 5 days and I just never got back on track. I had great plans to start up P90X again this past monday, but unfortunately I fell when on a walk with my friend and my dog. Now I have to wait for this nasty scab on my knee to heal before I can begin working out again.

The worst part? I have a half marathon to run in 3 weeks that I am so not prepared for!!

Anways, say no to any and all diet pills, all they do is make you lose water weight and screw up your metabolism.

I am a huge advocate of meal planning and packing all your lunches. If you know what you will be eating all week it is hard to make excuses. I try to have everything washed and cut up and ready to go on the weekends so during the week I can make meals faster.

Workout wise I schedule it into my iCal to remind me what I’m doing when. I’ve used a number of different workout programs including: Wii Active, Couch to 5K, 30 Day Shred, and P90X. I love Wii Active and C25K, and I’m working on loving P90x :p

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I also forgot about logging all the food I eat! I have an iphone so I use the LoseIt! app (which is free). At first it is annoying to input all your food, but it stores everything for you so the more you use it the easier it gets. I use Spark Recipes to figure out the nutrition of all my recipes too.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

Make just one change today that will help you reach your goals.  Schedule in exercise and make it happen.  Just 45 minutes 3-4 times a week is all you really need, if you stick with it.  That’s not a lot of time, if you think about it.  

Start making better food choices and drink lots of water.  If you can eat less processed foods and just stick with ‘real’ food choices, you’ll start seeing a lot of change in no time!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sometimes buying new workout clothes can help?  Like, “Yay!  A new outfit to wear!”  I know I’m always more motivated to run when I get a new pair of running shoes. 

I’ve gotten kind of addicted to the Exercise TV channel on our digital cable tier – I love having options for working out, because I can get really bored doing the same thing day after day.  Plus, you can work out in your own living room!  

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The hardest part is starting the routine.  sometimes it helps to have a little motivation (perhaps the Fiance can join you in encouraging you and working out with you, or a close friend with the same goal).  Once you’re in a routine, it’s much easier to stick with.  I would totally reccomend P90X; however I would not follow the exact program, rather than just doing whatever tape you feel like per day.  If you follow the program it consumes your life.  Also if you don’t have time for an hour, then just make sure you get in some sort of physical activity (walking a dog, going up and down your stairs a couple times extra).  I am also a firm believer of packing your meals, and planning it out.  It’s hard to deviate from that if you have it scheduled.  Also don’t deprive yourself.  It’s okay to have that ice cream or cookie, just stick with a small portion.  I would also reccomend 6 small meals a day versus your standard 3 main meals.  It keeps your metabolism working extra since your constantly feeding yourself rather than having those lulls between meals.  Plus you feel like you’re eating all day so you don’t feel like you’re missing something.  Hope this helps!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m pretty overweight and recently went to the doctor for it. I’ve been stuck at a stand still and have been working out and eating right and still frustration of not being able to loose the weight.. My doctor perscribed Phentermine to me (generic for Adipex) and I’ve dropped 20+ pounds so far in two months, which is great for me! She also suggested Vitamin B, said for women trying to loose weight, vitamin B can help. My favorite workout is playing Just Dance on the Wii! I may look a little goofy to anyone looking in our windows, but I really get into it so I can get a good workout out of it, and it is FUN!!!

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